Honda Civic Hybrid Living

Oil Addiction

Windmills at Birds Landing with my Honda Civic Hybrid

Tom Friedman’s column in tomorrow’s New York Times is about how the price of oil had a major influence on the collapse of the Soviet Union – and how we just might be able to do it again.

Last year, I more than halved my dependence on gasoline with my purchase of a Honda Civic Hybrid. I love this car – it’s great fun to drive and it feels great filling up on about 10 gallons of gas every 425 miles or so. My fuel economy has actually improved over the life of the car – a combination of the car and driver both becoming smarter? I’ve averaged 42.6 miles per gallon over more than 16,000 miles.

I first wrote about the Honda Civic Hybrid in May 2006 and followed that up with another report in late July titled 100 Days With A 2006 Honda Civic Hybrid and a commentary titled One Man Show based upon seeing the movie “Who Killed the Electric Car?” last September.

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